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Thread started 08/07/20 4:49pm

alphastreet

The b-sides appreciation thread

I feel like a terrible fan for this but though I have the b sides on my phone, I never bothered getting into it till now. Favourites are erotic city which I could play on repeat, 17 days which I knew from a prince party I went to, how come you don’t call me anymore which I knew though Alicia Keys, Shockadelica which is so funky, and another lovely Christmas which hits the heart
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Reply #1 posted 08/07/20 5:08pm

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alphastreet said:

I feel like a terrible fan for this but though I have the b sides on my phone, I never bothered getting into it till now. Favourites are erotic city which I could play on repeat, 17 days which I knew from a prince party I went to, how come you don’t call me anymore which I knew though Alicia Keys, Shockadelica which is so funky, and another lovely Christmas which hits the heart


*searching for side-eye emoji*
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Reply #2 posted 08/07/20 6:40pm

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mynameisnotsusan said:

alphastreet said:

I feel like a terrible fan for this but though I have the b sides on my phone, I never bothered getting into it till now. Favourites are erotic city which I could play on repeat, 17 days which I knew from a prince party I went to, how come you don’t call me anymore which I knew though Alicia Keys, Shockadelica which is so funky, and another lovely Christmas which hits the heart


*searching for side-eye emoji*


Oh stop, I guess I’m not that old. I just had the hits 1 and 2 at that time so had no idea
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Reply #3 posted 08/07/20 6:52pm

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Now that you're acquainted with them from 'The Hits/The B-Sides' look for the 12" extended versions. Especially "Erotic City". I can't listen to the 7" edit, I need the full thing.

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Reply #4 posted 08/07/20 7:26pm

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mynameisnotsusan said:

alphastreet said:
I feel like a terrible fan for this but though I have the b sides on my phone, I never bothered getting into it till now. Favourites are erotic city which I could play on repeat, 17 days which I knew from a prince party I went to, how come you don’t call me anymore which I knew though Alicia Keys, Shockadelica which is so funky, and another lovely Christmas which hits the heart
*searching for side-eye emoji*

I couldn't find any good ones from the 1999 era lol
but Alphastreet is my buddy so I'll go light on her

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Reply #5 posted 08/07/20 7:34pm

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uhhhh maybe this works

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Reply #6 posted 08/07/20 7:42pm

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alphastreet said:

I feel like a terrible fan for this but though I have the b sides on my phone, I never bothered getting into it till now. Favourites are erotic city which I could play on repeat, 17 days which I knew from a prince party I went to, how come you don’t call me anymore which I knew though Alicia Keys, Shockadelica which is so funky, and another lovely Christmas which hits the heart

I don't think all the B sides were on that, but 1982-1988/89 produced the BEST b sides.

I keep forgetting the Controversy B side, oh 'Gotta Stop Messin About'? I never cared for it.
Tick Tick Bang, Lisa, or one other should have been released


1. How Come U Don't Call Me, Anymore?

2. Horny Toad

3. Irresistible Bitch

4. 17 Days

5. Erotic City

6. God (the love theme)
God (the Dance Electric)
7. Another Loney Christmas

8. She's Always In My Hair

9. Hello

10. Girl

11. Love or Money
12. Alexis de Paris

13. there should have been a 3rd

14. La La La He He Hee

15. Shockadelica

16. Escape

17. Scarlet Pussy

18. 200 Balloons

19. Feel U Up

20. Sex (updated)

[Edited 8/8/20 6:43am]

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Reply #7 posted 08/07/20 8:56pm

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renfield said:

Now that you're acquainted with them from 'The Hits/The B-Sides' look for the 12" extended versions. Especially "Erotic City". I can't listen to the 7" edit, I need the full thing.


yes this.
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Reply #8 posted 08/07/20 9:05pm

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purplepolitician said:

renfield said:

Now that you're acquainted with them from 'The Hits/The B-Sides' look for the 12" extended versions. Especially "Erotic City". I can't listen to the 7" edit, I need the full thing.


yes this.


The Bass intro is just about the greatest thing in his entire catalogue
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Reply #9 posted 08/07/20 9:15pm

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alphastreet said:

mynameisnotsusan said:



*searching for side-eye emoji*


Oh stop, I guess I’m not that old. I just had the hits 1 and 2 at that time so had no idea


I kid of course. So what do you think of Prince's version compared to Alicia's?
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Reply #10 posted 08/07/20 9:34pm

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mynameisnotsusan said:

purplepolitician said:


yes this.


The Bass intro is just about the greatest thing in his entire catalogue

The intro 2 long version of Anotherloverholenyohead is my fave smile
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Reply #11 posted 08/07/20 11:02pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:


1. How Come U Don't Call Me, Anymore?

2. Horny Toad

3. Irresistible Bitch

4. 17 Days

5. Erotic City

6. God (the love theme)
God (the Dance Electric)
7. Another Loney Christmas

8. She's Always In My Hair

9. Hello

10. Girl

11. Love or Money
12. Alexis de Paris

13. there should have been a 3rd

14. La La La He He Hee

15. Shockadelica

16. Escape

17. Scarlet Pussy

18. 200 Balloons

19. Feel U Up


What about Sex^ on the Scandalous 12^?
Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #12 posted 08/08/20 1:02am

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FragileUndertow said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

What about Sex^ on the Scandalous 12^?

And Call the law!

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Reply #13 posted 08/08/20 6:41am

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nextedition said:

FragileUndertow said:

OldFriends4Sale said: What about Sex^ on the Scandalous 12^?

And Call the law!

that one is 1992? not a part of the Golden foundation of B sides

I'll list the 1990s B sides

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FragileUndertow said:

OldFriends4Sale said:
1. How Come U Don't Call Me, Anymore? 2. Horny Toad 3. Irresistible Bitch 4. 17 Days 5. Erotic City 6. God (the love theme) God (the Dance Electric) 7. Another Loney Christmas 8. She's Always In My Hair 9. Hello 10. Girl 11. Love or Money 12. Alexis de Paris 13. there should have been a 3rd 14. La La La He He Hee 15. Shockadelica 16. Escape 17. Scarlet Pussy 18. 200 Balloons 19. Feel U Up
What about Sex^ on the Scandalous 12^?

right, I knew I was forgetting one
I wish kept 'the Sex of It' and used instead

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Reply #15 posted 08/08/20 6:54am

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Here is a B-side set I made for myself:

B-sides and Rarities 1

1 Gotta stop (messin’ about)

2 How come u don’t call me anymore

3 Horny toad

4 Irresistible bitch

5 17 days

6 Erotic city (dance mix)

7 God

8 God (instrumental)

9 Prince introducing purple rain

10 Another lonely Christmas (long version)

11 4 the tears in your eyes (“We are the world” version)

12 She’s always in my hair (new mix)

13 Hello (fresh dance mix)

14 Girl (long version)

15 Love or $ (extended version)

16 Alexa De Paris (extended version)

B-sides and Rarities 2

1 La la la he he hee (highly explosive) (with Sheena Easton)

2 Shockadelica (extended version)

3 Good love (“Bright lights, big city” version)

4 Escape (long version)

5 Scarlet pussy (long version)

6 200 balloons

7 Feel u up (long stroke)

8 I love u in me

9 Sex

10 Love song (with Madonna)

11 T.C.’s rap

12 Brother with a purpose

13 Get off

14 The lubricated lady

B-sides and Rarities 3

1 Loveleft, loveright

2 Horny pony

3 Violet the organ grinder

4 Gangster glam

5 Clockin’ the jizz

6 Things have gotta change (Tony M rap)

7 2 the wire

8 Get some solo

9 Do your dance

10 Housebangers

11 Q in doubt

12 Ethereal mix

13 Call the law-New Power Generation

14 51 hours (with Diamond & Pearl)

15 2 whom it may concern

16 Power fantastic

17 4 the tears in your eyes (video mix)

18 Interactive (CD-ROM version)

B-sides and Rarities 4

1 Kirk J’s B-sides remix

2 Free the music-New Power Generation (Exodus album sampler remix)

3 Rock N Roll is alive (and it lives in Minneapolis)

4 On sale now

5 Contest song

6 When will we b paid

7 Underneath the cream

8 Gamillah

9 2045 radical man

10 Magnificent

11 United States of Division

12 Silver tongue

13 Xylophone

14 Purple house

15 A case of u

16 Brand New Orleans

17 PFUnk

18 Turn me loose

B-sides and Rarities 5

1 The morning after

2 In a large room with no light

3 Purple and gold

4 Cause and effect

5 Hot summer

6 Rich friends

7 Same page, different book

8 Boyfriend

9 That girl thing

10 Menstrual cycle-3rd Eye Girl

11 Octopus heart-3rd Eye Girl

12 Groovy potential

13 Given ‘em what they love (with Janelle Monae)

14 Da bourgeoisie

15 What if

B-sides and Rarities 6 (the live B-sides)

1 Face down (NYC live)

2 U’re still the one

3 Rebirth of the flesh (’88 demo)

4 1+1+1=3 (live)

5 Gotta broken heart again (live at Las Vegas)

6 Strange relationship (live at Las Vegas)

7 Sometimes it snows in April (live at Las Vegas)

8 Dear Mr man (live at Webster Hall)

9 Vicki waiting (live at Paisley Park)

10 We march (live at Paisley Park)

11 While my guitar gently weeps (at the 2004 Rock N Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony) (with Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Dhani Harrison, Steve Winwood and others)

12 Te amo Corazon / Fury (recorded live at the 2006 Brit awards)

13 Feel better, feel good (live)

14 Mountains / Shake your body (live)

15 Y U wanna treat me so bad (live)

16 Stratus

B-Sides and Rarities 7 (the live B-sides)

1 Chapter and verse

2 Bambi (live)

3 I could never take the place of your man (live)

4 U will b

5 Dakota 1

6 The sweeter she is-3rd Eye Girl

7 Something in the water (does not compute)-3rd Eye Girl

8 Joy in repetition (SOH live)

9 Little red Corvette-Dirty mind (SOH live)

10 Black sweat (live)

11 Just my imagination

12 Blues in C (If I had a harem)

[Edited 8/8/20 6:55am]

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Reply #16 posted 08/08/20 8:50am

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'How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore?' This is the one that blew me away. It showed me that he was indeed a very complex and sensitive being who wasn't afraid to be vulnerable and all he needed was a piano to accompany him to do it. Nothing like it anywhere else. You can argue that 'Solo' is similar but it doesn't really show the vulnerability that HCYDCM does.

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Reply #17 posted 08/08/20 11:02am

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mynameisnotsusan said:

alphastreet said:



Oh stop, I guess I’m not that old. I just had the hits 1 and 2 at that time so had no idea


I kid of course. So what do you think of Prince's version compared to Alicia's?


I like princes version a lot and his vocals with the piano are flawless
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Reply #18 posted 08/08/20 11:36am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

alphastreet said:

I feel like a terrible fan for this but though I have the b sides on my phone, I never bothered getting into it till now. Favourites are erotic city which I could play on repeat, 17 days which I knew from a prince party I went to, how come you don’t call me anymore which I knew though Alicia Keys, Shockadelica which is so funky, and another lovely Christmas which hits the heart

I don't think all the B sides were on that, but 1982-1988/89 produced the BEST b sides.

I keep forgetting the Controversy B side, oh 'Gotta Stop Messin About'? I never cared for it.
Tick Tick Bang, Lisa, or one other should have been released


1. How Come U Don't Call Me, Anymore?

2. Horny Toad

3. Irresistible Bitch

4. 17 Days

5. Erotic City

6. God (the love theme)
God (the Dance Electric)
7. Another Loney Christmas

8. She's Always In My Hair

9. Hello

10. Girl

11. Love or Money
12. Alexis de Paris

13. there should have been a 3rd

14. La La La He He Hee

15. Shockadelica

16. Escape

17. Scarlet Pussy

18. 200 Balloons

19. Feel U Up

20. Sex (updated)

[Edited 8/8/20 6:43am]

Highlighted nod

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Reply #19 posted 08/08/20 1:39pm

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Scarlett Pussy is one not to be slept on. I could never get into Escape but everyonce in awhile that beginnning kick drum will loop in my head and I'll have to listen to it.

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Reply #20 posted 08/12/20 3:02am

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Shockadelica is one of the very best.

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Reply #21 posted 08/12/20 4:21am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

FragileUndertow said:

OldFriends4Sale said: What about Sex^ on the Scandalous 12^?

right, I knew I was forgetting one
I wish kept 'the Sex of It' and used instead

You can also add i Love U in Me to your list.

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Reply #22 posted 08/13/20 12:26am

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kingricefan said:

'How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore?' This is the one that blew me away. It showed me that he was indeed a very complex and sensitive being who wasn't afraid to be vulnerable and all he needed was a piano to accompany him to do it. Nothing like it anywhere else. You can argue that 'Solo' is similar but it doesn't really show the vulnerability that HCYDCM does.

One of his very best

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Reply #23 posted 08/13/20 3:38pm

kingricefan

mb71 said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

right, I knew I was forgetting one
I wish kept 'the Sex of It' and used instead

You can also add i Love U in Me to your list.

I adore the vocal arrangement in this song!!

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Reply #24 posted 08/13/20 9:45pm

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kingricefan said:

mb71 said:

You can also add i Love U in Me to your list.

I adore the vocal arrangement in this song!!

I like everything in this song except for the lyrics.

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